Blockchain concept The pilot project will first focus on the accuracy of demographic data in health plan provider directories, which are labor-intensive to maintain and include data that’s common to competing health plans. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Blockchain seems to be everywhere these days, including health care.

The Star Tribune reports that UnitedHealth Group is exploring how blockchain might be used to better manage health care data, and to that end is actually working with rival provider Humana—as well as Quest Diagnostics and New York-based MultiPlan—on a pilot project.

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Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.

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